Posts Tagged ‘new england’

This Is For The Ages

June 29, 2008

It’s been a week now since the last day of Ride The Lobster, and life is sort of back to normal. While the wonderful people of Nova Scotia were all aware of and excited about the big race coming through their small towns, coming back to the states where most people knew nothign about it is a little strange. We all enjoyed talking to the locals, answering questions, waving to the kids, and they were just as enthusiastic about meeting us. Here in Philadelphia, it’s back to car horns, “go back to the circus”, and “oh hell no.” Well, the 4th of July is right around the corner. I can just pretend the parade and fireworks are in celebration of me completing the longest most grueling unicycle race in history. All this for me? Aw you shouldn’t have.

Saturday morning was the awards ceremony at Gaelic College. There were many speeches and stories and laughs and lobster clapping and even a few tears. Ed Wedler was wearing his Team Unicycle Max t-shirt when he quoted Max and said “This was for the ages.” That was Max’s farewell address at his 2006 New England tour launch.

Little did we know that this one little crazy trip would somehow turn into this giant crazy international event. Ride The Lobster was an amazing adventure; truly one for the ages.

 

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And now a word from our sponsors…

June 6, 2008

Our friend Bill Merrylees and his team, American Mojo, just scored a sweet sponsorshipfrom Coker Cycles. Bill is a great guy who helped Max out quite a bit during his 2006 New England tour, so I’m happy to see the custom red white and blue Big One go to someone who really deserves it. He’s done a lot to spread the sport of unicycling in Vermont through weekly club meetings. Are we worried that American Mojo, now with the support of a major unicycle manufacturer, will run us off the road and claim victory over Team Unicycle Max? Not a chance. Besides, Joycone has our backs.